Janet Sarkos is the Executive Director of Caring Contact, a volunteer-staffed community of listeners that provides telephone support to people who are in need, either due to stress or suicidal thoughts. Janet and I talk about how we all can be the support to people in our lives, even if we aren't therapists , when we are worried about someone's mental health. How do you start a conversation with someone if you are concerned? What if you feel like you aren't able to be the support they need? Who can you reach out to for support for yourself and for the person you are worried about? Listen to this week's episode for these answers and more.
To contact Janet directly, reach out to her at Caring Contact at www.caringcontact.org or call 908-301-1899.
The listening line for non-emergencies is 908-232-2880. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 800-273-8255.
For international question, please contact www.councilforhelplines.org
For additional resources, reach out to the National Alliance on Mental Health at www.nami.org